n. readiness to yield; happy friendly agreement
Bullheaded Bill was not noted for easy compliance with the demands of others.
Sentence in Classic:
My mother was too much afraid of her to refuse compliance with this odd request, if she had any disposition to do so.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
But he who has to govern subjects such as those of whom Tacitus speaks, to prevent their growing insolent and trampling upon him by reason of his too great easiness, must resort to punishment rather than to compliance.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
The learned among them confess the absurdity of this doctrine; but the practice still continues, in compliance to the vulgar.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
There could be only the most proper alacrity, a most obliging compliance for public view; and smiles reined in and spirits dancing in private rapture.
Cora set the example of compliance, with a steadiness that taught the more timid Alice the necessity of obedience.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
My mistress, who had kindly commenced to instruct me, had, in compliance with the advice and direction of her husband, not only ceased to instruct, but had set her face against my being instructed by any one else.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass Context
Love for my life urged a compliance; I stepped over the threshold to wait till the others should enter.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context